Posted by Matty from Flatbush
on Wednesday, January 24th 2018:
In Reply to: Re: Update on Gil Hodges posted by Steve on Tuesday, January 23rd 2018:
Steve, to help underscore your point especially about Mazeroski (I love the Scooter), somehow, Bill Mazeroski's fielding metrics became important enough to get him in the Hall even though he never got more than 40% of the votes until his last year of eligibility when he got 42% of the needed 75%. He didnt even get more than 10% of the votes until his 6th year. As time went on, the less that people saw him play and read his SABR fielding stats the more he was regarded. Gil Hodges got more than 40% of the HOF votes every year he was eligible except for his first year when he only got 24%. I'm trying to say that the HOF is a joke and just some meaningless stupid silly award like the ESPYs. Ever since O'Malley got in the HOF, I've thought of the Hall as a joke and don't care who they put in or leave out. SABR people dont even have to watch a game. They can just look at stats to vote on awards. It was ridiculous when CC Sabathia won 21G a few years back but Felix Hernandez was 13-12 but had a lower ERA and a better WAR - amazing that everyone who quotes WAR has no idea what it is or how to figure it out - and Hernandez won the Cy Young Award. If they were voting today Nolan Ryan would have won the Cy Young when he went 8-16 and led the league in ERA or ERA plus, some other SABRmetrics newspeak. Well, end of SARBmetrics and anti-HOF rant over.
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